Théo Dorey

Recording & Mixing Engineer

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I would like to focus my work as a mixing engineer on projects I believe in. I would like to be inspired by my client's work and help them achieve what they have in mind. My goal would be to turn a great piece of music into a great sounding piece of music. I will make this happen by my extensive technical knowledge and my sense of creativity.

I'm a mixing and a recording engineer, I've achieved this status from a long series of studies. I've followed a 3 year engineering program in a private school in France, specialising in live sound. As I obtained this diploma I realised that I wanted to better myself and switch my expertise to the studio recording world. I left for Amsterdam and enrolled into the Abbey Road's Institute program where I studied everything I know today.

Even though I am the happiest and the most successful in a musical studio environment, I've done extensive work in commercial mixing and editing for the radio and the cinema. I still work for a lot of live performances and wish to continue to follow some bands, for I like the different vibe the live scene conveys.

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Interview with Théo Dorey

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: The upcoming EP of "Muji Roux", I've engineered all of their work.

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: A band called "Muji Roux" from The Hague.

  5. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  6. A: Dieter Boels. Super smart guy.

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Why not both ?

  9. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  10. A: To work my hardest, and try to make you as content as possible.

  11. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  12. A: Hearing new stuff, and working with the people who created it.

  13. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  14. A: Would you be open to discuss the price ? -Yes

  15. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  16. A: That I could do it for a cheaper price. You wouldn't believe how much I invested in my "simple" home studio to meet the artist's expectations.

  17. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  18. A: What's your goal ? What is the song about ? When should we start ?

  19. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  20. A: Pick someone that understands you and you're project.

  21. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  22. A: I would just take 5 SM57. You can do everything with those mics.

  23. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  24. A: I've studied for 4 years, just recently graduated sept 2017. I've just started my professional career.

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: Natural.

  27. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  28. A: FKJ, I am amazed by his talent and would love to understand how he works.

  29. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  30. A: Be weird.

  31. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  32. A: I recorded a lot of jazz, work closely to a hip hop producer, and mixed some pop-rock. I'm pretty versatile.

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: My patience, I'll work on your song until your happy with it.

  35. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  36. A: I'll make a great song a great -sounding- song.

  37. Q: What's your typical work process?

  38. A: I ask the artist to send me some reference tracks, to see where he would to head. I then proceed to mixing a first version, send it, and wait for feedback. Repeat until satisfaction.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: I work on mainly on Pro Tools, with a UAD Apollo interface and a pair of Adam A7x.

  41. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  42. A: Pharell Williams, FKJ, Al Schmitt.

  43. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  44. A: My premier source of work comes from the need of of a mixed track.


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Gear Highlights
  • Adam A7X
  • UAD Apollo 8
  • Pro Tools...
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